Saturday, December 19, 2009

Miranda plays at Rainbow Bridge

The FFS family lost its littlest member today. Miranda Marie McConnell (02/02/92 - 12/19/09) will be sorely missed.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Obomatic Photoshoot (2003) Part 2

Here's a previously unpublished Obomatic band pic from our 2003 photoshoot.

Front Row (L to R): Steve O, Jason Yeagle
Back Row (L to R): Scottologic, Troll IO

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dan Jam 1/91 Revisited

Back by popular demand, here is another classic from the Dan Jam 1/91 recording sessions. This song, entitled Operational, was recorded near the end of our second day of continuous recording. Fatigue was starting to set in and our improvs were becoming more and more abstract. This oppressively, repetitious sample laden track was built upon a simple sequence that I programmed. The line up on this song is Ttam Troll - Synthesizers, Samplers, and Programming, MC2P4 - Synthesizers and Electronic Toms, and Dan "The Man" Fiber - Roland GR-77B Bass Guitar Synthesizer.

Come and follow us down the rabbit hole...

P.S. This photo of Dan "The Man" Fiber (right) and MC2P4 (left) was taken on 12/12/09 at the 2nd Annual FFS II Gathering by Dave Chandler.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MC2P4, a Zombie, and some Bruthas

MC2P4 (2nd from right) posing with a Zombie and some Bruthas at the FrightWorld movie premiere on 10/31/06. Any Questions? provided music for the film and Floating Fish Studios handled all the audio post production work.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mr IUP and The Greg Wood Band

The Back Story:

The Greg Wood Band was formed by Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) undergraduate Greg Wood to support him during the talent portion of the 1988 Mr IUP Pageant. Greg had contacted my friend, Sam Gabud, to help him recruit a bass player and guitarist. Since Sam was my drummer-in-crime for several other IUP ensembles, I offered to fill the bass slot and to help Greg with his bid to win the pageant. Though Greg won the talent portion, he was not the crowned the overall winner of Mr IUP. I'll share more of the ugly details (along with pictures and video) of the Mr IUP Pageant in a future post.

The Video:

This performance is from a live TV broadcast for Operation Bundle Up (a charity drive) at the Regency Mall in Indiana, PA during December 1988. Though this video is severely degraded and missing a section, it is worth showing since it is simply hilarious. In it, you'll see our rendition of Elton John's Crocodile Rock and a Dancing Santa. That's right, I said a Dancing Santa! You'll also bear witness with what has to be one of the worse vocal performances ever. Regardless, it was still fun and, if you watch closely, you'll see Sam and I rolling our eyes and laughing on several occasions.